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Thursday - April 5, 2018 1:51 am

State treasurer vote means Wisconsin will keep office that has nearly no duties

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Matt Adamczyk won't have much to do for the rest of the year, but Wisconsin's state treasurer hasn't had much of a job for awhile.

State legislators have steadily stripped duties from the post for years in anticipation of amending the state constitution to eliminate it entirely. The legislature eliminated virtually all of the budget, staff and duties from the office.

But the process to eliminate the office itself came to an abrupt end with an overwhelming 'no' vote across the state on the constitutional amendment on Tuesday.

So, now what? Adamczyk says that’s a good question. It was he that led the charge to get rid of the office.

“It’ll be up to the next legislatures in the next few years to figure out what the state treasurer should do,” he said. “I don’t know what that will be. That’s up for them to decide and the gov to sign off on but I’d assume that they might add some stuff.”

Adamczyk is fairly certain about one thing, however.

“I don’t believe there’ll be any more efforts to get rid of it,” he said of the office. “ There certainly will be a state treasurer.”

Adamczyk is leaving the office, though, and running for a seat in the state Assembly this fall.

Two candidates currently have registered to run for the office this year.

 

 

Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds is the News Director at Midwest Family Broadcasting. He covers the internecine agonies of La Crosse city hall. He really likes basketball.

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